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Music Term: Polka

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Polka


Definition and background:

A lively ballroom dance of Bohemian origin in duple meter greatly popular in the 19th century. Also a short, lyric piano composition. a Bohemian dance, became one of the most popular ball-room dances of the 19th century, it's title a possible reference to Poland. It is used by Smetana in his Czech opera the bartered bride and elsewhere and in William Walton's jeu d'esprit facade


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